Ending this #APoemADay project with this one. I have been
writing poems since I was 14, or maybe younger. I did this exercise because I
wanted to try out writing poems for the sake of writing. After writing a poem
each day for several days, I discovered that I can actually write without
drawing from a specific real life experience, and that I can paint a picture with words that
seemed real. So I enjoyed waking up everyday excited to find out what poem was
waiting to be written.
About two weeks into it I realized, all my poems came from a
single experience.No matter how many different ways I write them, they all tell
the same story.
Sara Kay, my favourite spoken word artist mentioned about
Paul Valery in one of her poems and she quoted him saying “A poem is never
finished, only abandoned.” And without hesitation, I agree.
I wish you were a
You would have been
easier to walk away from.
p.s. I have only written 14 poems, only half of my target with was 29 ( one for each day of the month).